Michael D. Slater, AIA

Principal for Human Resources

As Principal for Human Resources, my role is to manage and oversee the firm’s human resources and policies. What I truly enjoy about my role is to have the opportunity to facilitate the individual growth and development of each employee to help them realize success to their fullest potential. Whether through our mentorship or professional development programs, our goal is for each individual to contribute to project teams to help create the best possible results. I thrive on building positive relationships and I believe positive relationships drive successful collaboration which is the backbone of our firm’s success.

As a Project Principal my experience has focused on the Higher Education Market. I have had the pleasure of working on several campuses in the Puget Sound area, some of them continuously for over 12 years. My experience has ranged from Capital Funding Requests, Major Capital Projects to small repair projects, all of which how allowed me to build long lasting relationships with our clients.

Office culture plays a significant part in my role as Principal for Human Resources. Creating a Vital Workplace is a core firm value where creative challenge and professional rewards are markers of our firm. For me, that means being a part of a culture that allows everyone to thrive and enjoy being an active member of our team. I work every day to foster growth and development of staff to realize the full potential of a Vital Workplace.


Bachelor of Architecture, Auburn University
Licensed Architect; Washington, Georgia